The Child Care industry is one that has taken off… nor does it seem to have any chance of slowing down! You could study a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to start your Child Care career or further develop your existing one. Melbourne City Institute of Education is proud to announce that the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is now available to International students, as well.

The demand for Child Care is increasing at a phenomenal rate. There is a shortage of nearly 5000 managers in Childcare & Hospitality. A new report into children in childcare across Australia for the 2012 September quarter shows that for the first time more than one million children — 1,030,970 — attended approved childcare during the quarter, an increase of 3.9 per cent since the September quarter in 2011. The number of hours an average child spends in care each week has also gone up more than two hours since September 2009. In 2009, children spent 25.8 hours a week on average in childcare, but by September last year it had risen to 27.5 hours a week. (National Affairs).


The Child Care Diploma in Melbourne is great for individuals looking to pursue a career as a:

  • children’s service coordinator
  • director or educational leader at an early childhood education centre
  • child development worker
  • early childhood educator
  • centre manager & more


MCIE’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in Melbourne will equip you with the skills you need to work in or manage an Early Childhood Education Centre. In this meaningful career, you will help support children’s learning and development throughout their important early years, using the approved learning framework set by the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

You will work collaboratively to maintain a safe environment for children and young people, and at a higher level, design a curriculum to support children’s early learning.

If you are an International student who is looking to study the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, then you will need to meet the eligibility criteria, in order to study this course. This includes having an English language proficiency by either achieving a IELTS band score of 5.5 (or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DIBP regulations) or satisfactory completion of Explore English ELICOS. Plus, you will need to have completed senior high school or equivalent to the Australian Year 12 of education, have a current passport, a valid study visa, a current police check and be over 18. You can see all the details about studying the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care as an International student here.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are a domestic or International student interested in studying a Child Care Diploma course, now is the time to do it! Contact us today for more information and to see if you qualify for Government funding.

Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE) is a vibrant and innovative registered training organisation, which offers a range of courses in Melbourne to help students to fulfil their career goals.

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